Queen of the South caretaker manager Jim Thomson insists missing out on a lucrative Scottish Cup clash with Celtic is financially devastating for the club.
The Doonhamers were eliminated from the competition after League One part-timers Albion Rovers scored an injury-time winner in Tuesday’s third round tie.
The Championship outfit will now miss out on an estimated six-figure windfall from their failure to set up a home clash with Brendan Rodgers’ side at the 8,500 capacity Palmerston Park.
“It is very costly for the club unfortunately, the financial boost of that game would have helped the club, it’s devastating for the club.
“It would have been good to get a wee run, the draw has been made and it’s Celtic in the next round so it’s absolutely devastating for myself personally and for the club.
“I don’t think it added pressure, it was more of an incentive to win the game but we didn’t do that. We didn’t take our chances and conceded poor goals.
“It’s Keystone Cops stuff with the defending for the second goal.”